Green beans with a garlic, ginger, lime, parsley dressing and poppy seeds

By cotto e crudo


- 200 g fresh green beans, ends trimmed (plus natural mineral or filtered water and a pinch of whole sea salt, to cook them)
- 1-2 teaspoons poppy seeds

For the dressing
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic, peel removed
- 2-3 cm of fresh ginger root, skin removed
- 2 handfuls of fresh parsley
- juice of 1 lime
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- a pinch of whole sea salt


Step 1

Cook the beans in boiling water for 6-8 minutes (don’t overcook them).

Step 2

Drain, rinse under running water, pat dry if necessary with some kitchen paper, transfer into a salad bowl and let cool (first at room temperature, then in the fridge).

Step 3

To make the dressing, mince the garlic and the ginger. Wash and finely chop the parsley.

Step 4

Transfer garlic, ginger and parsley into a bowl, add the lime juice, olive oil and salt and mix well. Keep in the fridge until ready to use.

Step 5

Pour the dressing over the beans, add the poppy seeds, and mix it all together .

Step 6

Check whether the dressing needs some extra olive oil.

Step 7

Divide between serving plates and enjoy. This makes a great, light and flavourful side dish.

By cotto e crudo

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